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August 14 2010

Summer Safety for Dogs

In many places in America, this summer is a record steamer – and just as people can suffer with the heat, so can pets. From my TMS feature column, here’s a story I wrote with summer safety tips.            Spending summer with our families is what summertime is all about. However, non-human family members require special…

August 13 2010

Vets from Chicago Veterinary Specialty Center on Steve Dale's Pet World

These may not be the lyrics to Lake Shore Drive that you remember, but Skip Haynes of Aliotta, Haynes and Jeremiah recorded lyrics just for Dog Day on the Green, Skip Haynes There are pets I’d like to tell you about, they live in Chicago town…. Animals of all kinds, you can see them all…

August 13 2010

22 Breeds Banned in Chengdu China, Where Ferrets Are Now Tendy

Trends in China are often “interesting/” One trend, and a very expensive one – so only the elite rich can partake, are Tibetan Mastiff dogs. If you have one, it’s a sign of very elite status. Tibetan Mastiff Another trend is to clip dogs of any breed to look like wild animals, like lions or…

August 12 2010

Heat Warnings Are For Pets Too

by guest columnist, Dr. Sheldon Rubin: Summer is a great time to enjoy our pets but it also requires common sense to avoid a tragedy.  •       Never leave your pet in an unattended car since temperatures can climb to more than 120 degrees in minutes. …. If you must run an errand, leave Fido or…

August 12 2010

Nashville Suggesting Pet Limit Laws Based on Size of the Yard

According to printed reports, around Nashville – in Davidson County, pet owners will have to do a head count. Other communities have set “pet limit laws” with totally random numbers, 3 dogs and 4 cats, or whatever it is. Police don’t go door to door counting pets, this is complaint driven…complaints about barking or inhumane…

August 11 2010

There's Pets I'd Like To Tell You About….Dog Day On the Green Song

Every dog festival should have a theme song, right? Skip Haynes of Aliotta, Haynes and Jeremiah has created a song for Dog Day on the Green. Remember, the tune Lake Shore Drive? This 1975 Chicago classic was a hit for Aliotta, Haynes and Jeremiah. This first few lines may jog your memory. There’s a road…

August 10 2010

Dog Plays Dead on Letterman

This Stupid Pet Trick WILL make you smile:  (thanks to Facebook Fan Liz for for this)

August 10 2010

Hold Your Horses, It's Betty White! You Can See Her In Chicago and Hear Betty on my WLS Podcast

I love hosting the 890-AM WLS On Demand Radio shows….This On Demand show features two legends, both are proud to say they’re 88 1/2-years old, Betty White and Dr. R.K. Anderson.  Listen by clicking here Meet Betty White, and support animal therapy Let’s begin with Betty White. This animal advocate and longtime friend is coming…

August 9 2010

The Value of a Dog's Life, Not What You Think

I very much like the sentiment of Chis Dignan’s blog The Value of a Dog’s Life on the Dog Saving Network. I know Chris. A good guy, a talented trainer – wants to do the right thing, and typically I enthusiastically agree with him. I hope this turns some of you on to his blog.…

August 9 2010

Fungal Disease Killing Bats: This is Bad For You, Bad For Your Pets

North America’s most common bat, the little brown myotis, may be all but extinct in the northeastern United States in 16 years, due to a rapidly-spreading fungal infection, according to a story in Live Science. The fungus, called the white-nosed syndrome grows on the exposed skin of bats as they hibernate. Little brown myotis bat…

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